This 5-Year-Old Recreated the Best Oscars Looks With Paper
It’s one thing to discuss the Oscars red carpet and pick out our favorite dresses, and maybe even try to recreate the looks. But to do all that and rock a red carpet getup at just five years old is a whole different playing field. Mayhem is a fashion prodigy, spending her days recreating high-fashion looks (and Disney princess gowns) from construction paper, tissue paper and whatever else mom has lying around the house. This year, Mayhem recreated a couple of her favorite red carpet looks to join favorite iconic dresses from the past.
According to mom’s Instagram post, Mayhem liked Patricia Arquette’s draped sleeve and insisted she and mom make the clutch purse to go with it. We don’t blame her for choosing the classic look. The girl has taste.
Mayhem singled out Emma Stone’s beaded ensemble to recreate, a fashion-forward choice for both the star and five year old.
Mayhem even made heels out of paper to go with the outfit.
For a special segment on Live With Kelly and Michael, Mayhem recreated a few of the Oscars’ most-beloved gowns from the past, including Julia Roberts’ chic Valentino number from 2001.
She also made Halle Berry’s Ellie Saab gown from 2002, complete with a little sheer in the top and flower detail. We think Mayhem needs one of those Lego Oscars, like pronto.
Finally, Mayhem recreated Audrey Hepburn’s 1954 Oscar dress by Givenchy. That printed paper is on point.
We think Mayhem has a bright future in fashion. She’s already got her own line debuting this summer with J.Crew, and she’s still got 17 years before she graduates college. Please excuse us while we figure out how to be as successful as a five year old.
What Oscar dress would you like to see Mayhem recreate? (We think Lupita’s pearl gown would be perfect.) Let us know in the comments!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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